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Wilmington cretaceous fossils


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Hi guys, I thought  I’d give you a bit of background first, Wilmington quarry (bovey  lane pit) was a quarry located in Devon that closed many decades ago. It was well known for its vertebrate remains but due to strict access, there isn’t too much material floating around, even in older collections. ^_^
anyway these fossils come from the Wilmington sands member of the grey chalk subgroup, upper chalk

anyway I can’t really find any literature on it so I’ve based my id’s on the gault clay which is only slightly older, feel free to correct me

 

1. squalicorax primaevus? You you can see faint serrations on it so I’m not sure

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2. The serrations are a lot more pronounced on this so I’m really not sure

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3.cretoxyrhina aft. vracanoensis?

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4. not sure at all

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5. I have a lot of these, maybe anoemodus?

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6. may be too fragmentary but worth a shot, I have a lot more broken teeth but felt these were most diagnostic75643908-E267-4F3D-B745-EC2E43AEA922.thumb.jpeg.ad64e32984cd5c1d5ea8c2efb489c5b8.jpeg50DC4948-7ADC-4D99-9A12-3B3DEAA921C8.thumb.jpeg.9f5a8e6f4af727c42e2c4adcfa3296d7.jpeg

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thanks for your help:P

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i would like to correct that it is actually white hart sandpit rather than bovey lane sandpit

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No help from me unfortunately, but cool teeth! I was going to say #2 looks like Cretoxyrhina mantelli but then I saw the serrations...

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3 hours ago, bthemoose said:

No help from me unfortunately, but cool teeth! I was going to say #2 looks like Cretoxyrhina mantelli but then I saw the serrations...

thanks:) yeah that was my issue as well

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@Al Dente sorry to call on you again here but I’ve looked through all the chalk resources I have access to and can’t find a match, would you know anything?^_^

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Your first tooth might be an anterior tooth of Squalicorax falcatus. Here are a couple similar ones from Canada (O and P).

 

 

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Some 30 years ago I was in the Wilmington quarry on an excursion organized from the Netherlands. I managed to find quite a few tiny shark teeth. I don't know the species, but the serrated one could bit a kind of squalicorax. I just dug these up from the fossils that are in storage, to put them on display. When I was still actively hunting for fossils, I had no idea that so many places would become inaccessible. So finds like these are quite precious to me.

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On 10/1/2022 at 3:26 PM, Jeroen Zuiderwijk said:

Some 30 years ago I was in the Wilmington quarry on an excursion organized from the Netherlands. I managed to find quite a few tiny shark teeth. I don't know the species, but the serrated one could bit a kind of squalicorax. I just dug these up from the fossils that are in storage, to put them on display. When I was still actively hunting for fossils, I had no idea that so many places would become inaccessible. So finds like these are quite precious to me.

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Nice finds ;) yeah wish I had been around to hunt when all these places were open!

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